Browsing Category


Education Free Printables Kristine

9 Letter Recognition Activities for Kids

February 7, 2020

Whether you are just starting to work on letters with your child or you are looking for some extra practice with letter recognition here are some great activities. These are simple and fun ways to help your child nail down his letters. Also, scroll down for three free printables! Letter A, letter B, and letter C worksheets for letter recognition practice. There may be affiliate links in this post and sometimes we earn a commission if you purchase through our…

Continue Reading

Education Free Printables Nicole

Freebie Friday: Valentine’s Day Word Search

January 31, 2020

It’s about two weeks away from Valentine’s Day, but I am already feeling festive. That’s why I created a simple word search that you can do alongside your child. It should help expand their vocabulary and build their spelling skills. Plus, it can be an introduction to a quick history lesson as to why we celebrate Valentine’s Day in the first place. With love, Your Surviving Moms…

Continue Reading

Education Family Life Kristine Our Blog

Top 10 Educational Gifts for Kids

December 3, 2019

Looking for educational gifts for kids? I love finding Christmas gifts for the kids that I know they will have a great time with, but they also will be learning. That is a definite mom win! Even better if they don’t even know they are learning. Here are my top educational picks for kids! Pattern Blocks and Boards: Ages: 3, 4, 5, and 6 years olds Teddy Bear Memory: Ages 2 and up This game is fun and durable. Our…

Continue Reading

Activities/Crafts/Games Education Our Blog Printables

Five Little Pumpkins: Free Printable Activity for Kids

October 26, 2019

“Five Little Pumpkins” is a story I read as a child. I also memorized it for kindergarten. Now, as Halloween approaches my children and I have fun reading this short story. I put together this recreation of the story leaving parts out for my kids to fill in the blank and create their own story. It is so much fun to see what they came up with! Different pumpkins are missing on the pages for them to draw and color.…

Continue Reading

Education Kristine Our Blog

Fun Dollar Tree Finds for Your Homeschool Year

September 12, 2019

Does anyone else go into the Dollar Tree and end up overspending because of the mindset that everything is only a dollar?? This is such a problem! I went there right before the school year started to see if there was anything I could use in our school room this year. I was so excited with what I found! One of the finds I was most excited about was the blow-up globe. I have been looking for a globe, however,…

Continue Reading

Education Kristine Our Blog

My Preschool Picks 2019-2020

August 19, 2019

Michael starts his first year of preschool this year! We will be doing school very casually.  At this age typically I allow the child to decide what days we do school and what days we don’t.  It normally doesn’t take much encouragement to get my kids interested at this age especially since he will see his older siblings doing school. Michael’s Preschool Curriculum: Horizon’s 3-year-old preschool program Read Alouds (Most of these books are from the 3-4-year-old Sonlight Preschool list.…

Continue Reading

Education Kristine Our Blog

My Picks for 1st Grade Homeschool 2019-2020

August 15, 2019

We finished up Lillia’s kindergarten year of homeschool this past May and we had a great year! We used Sonlight’s Core A program and really enjoyed it. This coming school year, however, Matthew is going to be doing Pre-K with us and rather than moving on to Core B I decided to use a combination of curriculums.  My reason for doing this was not that I was unhappy with Sonlight but, rather because I did not think Matthew was ready…

Continue Reading

Education Kristine Our Blog

My Pre-K picks for 2019-2020

August 4, 2019

It is almost time to jump back into a new school year. We casually did Horizon’s 3-year-old preschool program with Matthew this past year and now he is starting Pre-K. Here is what we picked for the year. Matthew’s Pre-K Curriculum: Horizon’s Pre-K program: Workbooks 1 and 2 I did this program two years ago with Lillia and we had so much fun. “Each day shifts between Bible, shapes, phonics, math, language arts, crafts “. We loved studying the creation and…

Continue Reading